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Tickets Available For ‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier

on July 28, 2015 - 12:46am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott introduces the 2014 ‘Opera On The Rocks’. Courtesy/NPS Photo


Opera on the Rocks, at Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater, is an annual event now in its fourth year. 

This year the performance will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Opera Alta will present Bastien and Bastienne and selections from Mozart’s Magic Flute. “Bastien and Bastienne” was composed by Amadeus Mozart when he was 12. It is the story of the travails of a shepherdess and her sweetheart, helped along by a would-be magician. 


Rio Arriba County Fair July 29-Aug. 1

on July 27, 2015 - 4:28pm

RACF News:

The Rio Arriba County Fair is July 29-Aug. 1 and the Rio Arriba County Fair Association is welcoming all food, arts and crafts, promotional and information vendors to participate.

To obtain a $20 permit for the entire fair, visit This year's fair will feature the most livestock and indoor projects seen. Come out and see the lambs, goats, swine, steers, breeding heifers, rabbits and poultry.

Indoors, fair goers will find baking, photography, welding, sewing, cake decorating and many youth projects.

The Rio Arriba County Fair also will feature a kid’s rodeo

Santa Fe Opera Revives A Worthy Early Work By Mozart

on July 27, 2015 - 3:01pm

Heidi Stober (Sandrina) in ‘La Finta Giardiniera.’ Photo © Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera, 2015


Los Alamos Daily Post

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s eighth opera, La Finta Giardiniera, written in 1775, when the German wunderkind was only 18 years old, represents another venturous effort by the Santa Fe Opera festival to introduce a lesser-known work by a big name composer.

A somewhat marginal dramatic undercarriage artificially inflated by Mozart’s rapidly developing musical gifts, “The Phony Gardener,” as the title might be translated awkwardly from the

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Fundraiser Draws Sell Out Crowd

on July 26, 2015 - 5:46pm

Speaking from the heart, Los Alamos Rotary STARS members Michael Erickson and Laura Loy thank the sold out crowd at Satuday's ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! fundraiser at Fuller Lodge. Proceeds will provide shelter for parents of children receiving medical treatment in Cd. Juarez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the El Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso share in the festivities at Saturday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

A sold out crowd of more than 220 people gathered Saturday evening at Fuller Lodge for the ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

Classical Music World: Musical Taste

on July 26, 2015 - 12:51pm
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

I don’t like sushi. Growing up near fishing boat and cannery aromas conditioned me to avoid eating anything raw from the sea and there is something about that chewy seaweed wrap that sets my teeth on edge. My husband and children love the stuff.

Musical taste, like culinary taste, is a very personal matter.

Several years ago, I heard from two friends after a concert. One described the experience as “transcendent.” The other referred to “that horrible, horrible pianist.” And guess what? They were both right. 

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